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Pryor begins practice a spectator

Raiders’ quarterback Terrelle Pryor was wearing a baseball-style cap and watching practice Wednesday during the media window as backup Matt McGloin took snaps with the first team.

When the team was going through stretching, Pryor was able to do leg lifts with his ailing right knee.

It remains to be seen whether Pryor will be ready to practice Thursday or Friday and what coach Dennis Allen will need to see from his starter before deciding who will play against the Houston Texans.

Pryor played the entire game in a 24-20 loss to the New York Giants but conceded afterward he was hampered by an MCL strain which hurt both his ability to run and to drive the ball with authority when passing.

There was good news on the Raiders offensive line in that both left tackle Jared Veldheer and right tackle Tony Pashos were padded up and on the field.

Veldheer, who had surgery in training camp for a torn right triceps, is on injured reserve but designated for return. His presence on the field starts a 21-day clock during which he can practice but not count toward the 53-man roster.

The Raiders can activate Veldheer at any time during that window. At the end of the 21 days, Veldheer must either be placed on the roster or on injured reserve, meaning he wouldn’t play this season.

Given the length of time Veldheer has been out, it’s an extreme longshot that he would be ready in time to face the Texans Sunday.

Pashos was the starting right tackle before missing the last four games with a hip injury, giving way to Matt McCants for three games and Menelik Watson against the New York Giants.

The right tackle spot is crucial against Houston, given the presence of left end J.J. Watt, last year’s Associated Press NFL defensive player of the year. Watt forced and recovered two fumbles in Houston’s 27-24 loss to Arizona and has sacks in each of his last four games.

Running back Darren McFadden (hamstring) and cornerback D.J. Hayden (groin) were on a separate field and not in uniform working with the athletic training staff before going inside when practice began.

Among those players who were not present or didn’t appear to be practicing were wide receiver Juron Criner (shoulder), linebacker Kaluka Maiava (ribs) and McCants (toe).

The Raiders signed defensive lineman Brian Sanford to the 53-man roster and restored tackle James Cornell to the practice squad. Sanford was waived before the Giants game to bring up Cornell for depth on the offensive line _ the second consecutive week the Raiders have made that maneuver.

The Raiders also signed linebacker Chris McCoy to the practice squad.

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  • Dakota

    Says the non-taxpayer….

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Damn furriners should but out of Murca’s business.

  • krawf

    You dont know me on that level to tell me how i feel about my dog or what i do with/for my dog,Im a grown parent and trying to portray tuffness is silly and shallow Ive seen dog fights before and i dont promote it and no matter how you slice it it doesnt warrant jail time when theres so much more serious things going on in this world today

  • the invincible dr robert

    there is a difference between hunting and accepting the natural violent way of animals, and viciously getting sa dist glee from watching carnage..

  • 8raiderreign8

    Dogs are items like your computer.

    There is nothing “natural” about the domesticated dog. They’re just like cattle. Use em however u see fit.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Probably smokes, drinks, and drives. That’s a lot of taxes right there.

  • the invincible dr robert

    great. a psycho.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Didn’t mean drinking and driving. But that’ll give the Gov’t even more money.

  • 8raiderreign8

    Exactly!

  • 8raiderreign8

    Lol

  • Dakota

    We get bent over every time we turn around…..

  • the invincible dr robert

    saying there are worse things is a cop out.

    it merits jail time since it is “cruelty to animals”.

    perhaps u are desensitized to vicious disrespect for life.

    i don’t know.

    but dog fighting is obscene and those who partake in it are sociopathic near-animals themselves.

  • 8raiderreign8

    You’re right.

    You have no say in what a tribe should be doing.

  • Dakota

    You do realize that the law you are talking about was passed with votes from both sides and signed into law by Bill Clinton.

  • the invincible dr robert

    serial killers often feel that their victims are just “things”.

    it’s a kind of disconnect with the world and empathy.

    they stare blankly at “things” as they are ripped apart.

    disturbed psychotics.

  • Raider O

    F YOU and your taxes. Why should I pay taxes? I don’t want F22s, I don’t care for most Gov agencies including the FDA, and I don’t want to give aid to other countries.

  • SnBG

    You’tr not very bright are u O

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I wouldn’t mind an F-22 and $100,000 annual fuel allowance.

  • Dakota

    Right, so you and yours can finally take down that little country that has been a pain in your side for 60 years…..

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    And some ordinance.

  • http://Raiders.com/ Dan78

    Yes poor McFadden_20…. lol….

  • Raider O

    Lol

  • Raider O

    You want a pilot too?

  • Raider O

    LMAO

  • the invincible dr robert
  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Sad ist is on the list. WTF?

  • Raider O

    I guess David Henry Thoreau was Palestinian too?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Not at all.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Maybe a manual and a few do overs.

  • HELLSBELLS

    WHO CARES VICK SUCKS.

  • krawf

    stay under 1 profile,it sucks to have multiple names on a blog site also

  • SnBG

    O, you’re being played bro. Don’t you see that? You’re a predictable little monkey.

  • the invincible dr robert

    nope. serial killers almost always start off killing animals.

    people who lack emapathy for other living things, have a disconnect.

    they are capable of killing and feeling no remorse.

    they blankly stare as living things are torn apart.

    the people who willingly and joyfully watch animals tear each other apart, and feel enthusiasm from seeing it, are capable of doing the same with humans.

    this is why it takes

  • plunkhead

    I would have avoided lawyers, lobbyist and politicians if I was Prez. Then I would have opened health clinics in big cities where lots of people have no money for insurance.
    Keep them healthy when they are young and they will need less care later in life. I have a hundred more ideas but I don’t have an education

  • plunkhead

    Those Harvard educated mofos know their stuff so I suggest all you young uns sign up like Obama says.
    Its the law.

  • KoolKell

    The Prez insists on doing good by all the people.

  • HELLSBELLS

    So is Pashos starting or do we roll with the Britt? Might as well leave Watson in there to get experence for next year. More concerned with the guard play. Hope they kick Barnes inside to LG.

  • plunkhead

    Right on, everyone loves a good train wreck and this one will be spectacular

  • DutchRaid

    So if McGloin starts..who is going to be the backup QB?

  • Raider O

    Neither did G Bush and he served (using the term loosely) 2 terms.

  • HELLSBELLS

    Pryor

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    And if Pryor’s too hurt to be the backup, I assume we’ll cut Sanford and sign Wilson from the PS.

  • plunkhead

    He has an MBA from Yale but the CIA may have staged that

  • HELLSBELLS

    Sounds about right.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Thought we were halfway there already.

  • KoolKell

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  • Raider O

    He has a certificate but he is not educated. He is an idiot. A monkey with a certificate is still a monkey!

  • HELLSBELLS

    Were talking about the freaking Pope now.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Ordinarily the CIA would be overkill. All you need is enough money. But since daddy was the Director…

  • HELLSBELLS

    Would love to see the line set its self. Maybe get on a little roll going into week 12.